I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • ‘Thank you for what you do for all of us’ Hundreds gather to pay tribute to slain deputy

    Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to Deputy Daniel McCartney during Wednesday morning’s procession.

  • Volunteers build online crime watch page for Pierce County

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – Neighbors watching out for neighbors — that’s the goal of an online crime watch group in Pierce County. Last week, the Pierce County sheriff said he could use more deputies on the beat to patrol the more than 1,800 square miles of unincorporated county. But until more cops hit the streets, this online community is working hard to help be the eyes and ears for their county. The Facebook page is called Pierce County Crime and […]

  • Police: 7 Puyallup, Milton officers shoot, kill man who opened fire near Puyallup Recreation Center

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — Seven police officers shot and killed a man who abandoned a van on Valley Avenue Northwest, tried to hide behind a pole and then opened fire Friday night, the Puyallup Police Department said. The incident began when the Fife Police Department received a report of a reckless drive in the 4300 block of 70th Avenue East. “The reporting party described the vehicle as swerving into oncoming traffic and stopping in the middle of the road.” Two minutes […]

  • Pierce County deputy safety: ‘Maybe they need their backup in the front seat with them’

    SOUTH HILL, Wash. – Friday morning’s incident in which a lone deputy fired shots at two suspects in a stolen vehicle marks the second officer-involved shooting in unincorporated Pierce County in less than a week. The deputy who opened fire Friday morning was working solo in his police cruiser, according to investigators. So was deputy Daniel McCartney, the officer shot and killed late Sunday night while chasing a suspect in a home-invasion robbery in Frederickson. Some neighbors are now wondering what […]

  • WSP: All drivers must carry chains during winter weather or risk steep fines

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. – If the weather is nasty in the lowlands, you know it’s probably worse in our mountain passes. Police were forced to close eastbound I-90 in the Cascades multiple times on Thursday because of the hazardous conditions for drivers. Truckers took the time to pull over and chain up before the haul up the mountain. “I’m probably a cause of the backup,” said trucker Najee Harris. Harris finally got pulled out of the snow after his truck […]

  • Suspect in deputy’s murder was wearing body armor, shot himself in the head during gun battle

    TACOMA, Wash. – The suspect who died during a gun battle with a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy earlier this week was wearing body armor and shot himself in the head, officials said Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputy Daniel McCartney, 34, of Yelm, was fatally shot Sunday night while he was investigating a home invasion in Frederickson. One suspect, Henry Carden, was killed at the scene.  The other suspect, Frank Pawul, allegedly fled and a manhunt was launched before he was apprehended on felony […]

  • Suspect accused of killing Pierce County sheriff’s deputy faces judge

    TACOMA, Wash. – Two suspects in connection with a shooting that killed a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy are in custody. One of them made his first appearance in court on Tuesday. Sheriff’s deputy Daniel McCartney, 34, of Yelm, was fatally shot late Sunday night when investigating a home invasion in Frederickson. One suspect was killed at the scene, but another suspect fled and a manhunt was launched. A Washington State Patrol Trooper took Frank Pawul into custody Monday morning on […]

  • ‘Text to 911’ is here for some, but lags behind in state’s largest counties

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — In an emergency situation, most of us know to call 911. But what if that wasn’t possible? Imagine an active-shooter situation, where talking into the phone would give away your location. Or you’re a victim of domestic violence, and whispering into the receiver puts you in danger. In 11 of 39 counties in Washington, people can actually text their emergency to a dispatcher. In places like Snohomish and Kitsap counties, Text to 911 is a lifeline […]

  • Local budtenders, customers react to Justice Department’s flip on legal pot

    TACOMA, Wash. – The legal marijuana business employs thousands of people across our state. So, what do they have to say about federal action regarding prosecution in states where marijuana is legal? It’s not just the people working in the pot business who are concerned, it’s also their customers. Some worry the entire industry could return to the black market where the criminal element comes out on top. “We’re not behind the counter getting high in the back or smoking […]

  • Heater, extension cord blamed for Pierce County fatal house fires

    TACOMA, Wash. – Three people have died in house fires in just the past week across Western Washington. A woman in Federal Way died last week, and a man in Spanaway and another man in Tacoma died this week when fires broke out in their homes. Firefighters believe the cold weather could have played a part. It may sound like a broken record but firefighters say the message is important and could save lives. No matter how you stay warm […]